The series prequel novella...

The shocking death of a young mother in 1835 holds the key to Esme's search for truth and justice for her cousin

With the tragedy of her past behind her, Esme Quentin has quit her former career, along with its potential dangers, and is looking to the future.

But when she stumbles upon her cousin in traumatic circumstances, Esme realises that her compulsion to uncover the truth, irrespective of the consequences, remains as strong as ever.

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